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Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Chhattisgarh

Main Wildlife Attractions: leopards, gaur, chital, Bengal tigers, striped hyena,four-horned antelope, chinkara, blackbuck

Coverage Area: 557 sq.kms`

Established: 1975

Best Time to Visit: November to June

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The Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chhattisgarh was established in the year 1975, and this happened under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 in the bio-geographical province of Indus-Ganges Monsoon Forest. The entire area of the Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary in Chhattisgarh is 551.55 square kilometers, and the region is mainly hilly. The altitude of the Chhattisgarh Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary ranges from 200 meters to 1000 meters above sea level.

The vegetation of this region is mainly the tropical sal forests saja, bija, and bamboo.At the higher altitudes other species of vegetation are also found.

Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary in India is the proud owner of a rich fauna.

The Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary has numerous species of wild animals like the Chital, Wild Bear, Leopard, Tiger Panthera, striped Hyaena, Canis aureus jackal, sloth bear Melursus ursinus, Indian wild dog Cuon alpinus, Chital Axis axis, four-horned antelope or Tetracerus quadricornis, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, Chinkara, Blackbuck, Wild Boar and many more.